Master of Arts (M.A.)

Curriculum & Instruction

Online 30 major credits * 2 years

Reduced Tuition


*if using financial aid

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Program Highlights & Benefits

Online synchronous format offers engaging, interactive learning experiences in real time and the convenience of asynchronous online learning

2 year completion time, including breaks

Cohort model helps facilitate supportive and collaborative learning

Workload designed for full time professional educators

Goals and Focus of the Program

The Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction program focuses on curriculum development, teaching strategies, and integration of technology into teaching throughout the curriculum. Candidates will gain in-depth knowledge of the relationship between teaching and learning as well as how to use that knowledge in developing curriculum. There are courses to develop the student-centered, backward-designed curriculum plans intended to meet the needs of all students including second language learners and special needs students as well as courses on learning styles, assessment, reading, and using technology to create a backdrop for developing appropriate student-centered curriculum plans.

Program Design

The Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction program follows a cohort instructional model with a fully online delivery structure. Eight-week courses include online classes that meet in real time (synchronous), as well as provide offline (asynchronous) learning experiences within the four hour class period. Online class sessions meet virtually from 4:45 PM – 8:45 PM on the same night of the week. The duration of the program is approximately two years.


Candidates in the Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction program must have a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.50; one-year of full-time, contracted teaching experience, and access to a classroom and students throughout the duration of the program to fulfill field study requirements.

Degree Requirements and Career Outcome

The degree requirements for this program are successful completion of the program’s respective courses (listed below) and completion of a capstone project as a university requirement, which is embedded within the coursework.  Upon completion of this program, candidates will have earned a Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction. This is not a certificate, licensure or endorsement program.

Plan of Study

CourseTitle Hours
EDUC 511Educational Issues: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives 3
EDUC 534Assessment for Learning 
EDUC 556Curriculum Development 
SPEC 539Universal Design for Learning: Proactive Inclusion for All Students 
EDUC 535
English Language Learners
EDUC 536Technology for Learning 
EDUC 565Multiple Intelligences Theory and the Arts 
EDUC 524Instruction and Curriculum 
EDUC 515
Educational Research
EDUC 537
Reflective Practitioner*
 Total Credit Hours:30
Please Note:

*Master’s Capstone Project Included

The courses for this program may be offered in a different order. This list should not be considered the finalized course sequence.